Pindostan says new Syrian government including Assad a ‘non-starter’
David Alexander, Reuters, Mar 30 2016
The White House said on Wednesday it would be a “non-starter” to include Assad in any new ruling coalition government in Syria. White House spox J Earnest ruled out Assad’s participation in a new government after the Syrian leader said it would not be difficult to agree on a new Syrian governing coalition that included opposition, independents and loyalists, saying:
I don’t know whether he envisioned himself being a part of that national unity government. Obviously that would be a non-starter for us.